Triple-Seed Wheat Bread

Triple-Seed Wheat Bread

Poppy, sesame and fennel seed create the character for a homemade wheat bread loaf.

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1 1/2
to 2 cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
tablespoons sugar
1 1/2
teaspoons salt
1 1/2
teaspoons poppy seed
1 1/2
teaspoons sesame seed
teaspoon fennel seed
package regular active or fast-acting dry yeast
cup water
tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
1 1/2
to 2 cups Gold Medal® whole wheat flour
egg white, beaten
teaspoon poppy seed
teaspoon sesame seed
teaspoon fennel seed
  1. In large bowl, mix 1 1/2 cups of the all-purpose flour, the sugar, salt, 1 1/2 teaspoons poppy seed, 1 1/2 teaspoons sesame seed, 1 teaspoon fennel seed and the yeast. In 1-quart saucepan, heat water and butter over medium heat, stirring frequently, until very warm (120°F to 130°F); stir into flour mixture until blended. Stir in remaining all-purpose flour and enough of the whole wheat flour to make dough easy to handle.
  2. Place dough on lightly floured surface; gently roll in flour to coat. Knead about 8 minutes or until smooth and springy. Grease large bowl with shortening or cooking spray. Place dough in bowl, turning dough to grease all sides. Cover; let rise in warm place about 1 hour or until dough has doubled in size. (If using fast-acting yeast, do not let rise 1 hour; cover and let rest on floured surface 10 minutes.)
  3. Grease large cookie sheet with shortening or cooking spray. Roll dough into rope, about 20 inches long. Place on cookie sheet. Curl each end of rope in the opposite direction to form a coiled "S" shape. Cover; let rise in warm place 30 to 40 minutes or until almost double.
  4. Heat oven to 375°F. Brush egg white over dough; sprinkle with 1 teaspoon each poppy seed, sesame seed and fennel seed. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until loaf is golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped. Remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack; cool.
Makes 1 loaf (16 slices)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
For great yeast bread results, try these Gold Medal® flour varieties: Gold Medal® Better for Bread™ flour and Gold Medal® whole wheat flour.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Slice)
  • Calories 110
    • (Calories from Fat 20),
  • Total Fat 2 1/2g
    • (Saturated Fat 1g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 240mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 19g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 2g),
  • Protein 3g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.